Grateful Dead Live at Milwaukee Auditorium on 1978-02-04
- Live concert
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
AUD> MC> R> C> DAT> CDR> EAC> CD; Re-mastered via the OwensÂs Brothers Vault. ; via Raoul Duke; Seeded to etree by Matt Vernon
- AUD> MC> R> C> DAT> CDR> EAC> CD
- Milwaukee, WI
- Audience Recording
- Taped by
- Milwaukee Auditorium
Subject: Nothing at all wrong with this recording
Subject: Brewers were pilots
1st Set. The set starts solidly above average and though Me & My Uncle is played (listened) to death, this is an A- version. Same with Row Jimmy which has a great solo and the drummers are ON. Beat it On Down the Line-13 is average '78, like the rest of the set except for a standout Candyman. Deal is better the next night and All Over Now was a weird pick for DP18 - is there no complete Betty in the vault?
2nd Set. Six and a half minutes into Samson it just freaking takes off. Dupree's is an average, straightforward read but one of only two in '78 so maybe it was included on DP18 for history stats and not, you know, listening pleasure. Listening to Terrapin it's clear Donna was initially a crucial element to the song. Playin' is one of the jazzy-type versions that cropped up throughout '78. The rest is average '78 but for an amazing, best-of-78 Black Peter. Check out that interplay - active, bluesy, nailed. The SBD has a 30-second cut at 6:50 (I spliced in the pitch-corrected AUD for my copy).
1st Set: B-
2nd Set: B-
Overall = 3 1/2 Stars
Me & My Uncle - Played too much, sure, but a great version is still better than fishing
Row Jimmy - Check the solo and the drummers
Candyman - Sometimes it's this solid
Black Peter - bluesy, not sluggish, and they play off each other
SOURCES: The 1st set only circulates as an Aud of unknown prodigy (vernon.12199), yet sounds good! It does need pitch correction as it runs 1% fast. The second set (bertrando.reel.wise) is a Betty Board, so...
Subject: Good Start to 1978
Subject: Cool show. Pitch is a bit sharp (plays too fast)
Subject: Great '78
I'd estimate the quality of this audience recording to be in the top 25% of audience tapes, and it's pretty consistent throughout. The "Deal" and "Samson and Delilah" (over 9 minutes long) are crushers.
Subject: Under-appreciated show
I'll buck the tide a bit and say I have no use for the laryngitis shows. But something magical happened on 1/22 (maybe it was Kesey :) and from Eugene through this run every show is just outstanding. Jerry is playing with fire, conviction and a sure touch.
The sound quality is not so great on this aud. But scoop the mids and jack Phil up and it's more than listenable. Soundboard snobs should reconsider for this one. It's a keeper.
Subject: "." Nonintuitive
Subject: yay for row jimmy!!!!!!
And for anyone who was wondering: The sound quality of this show isn't top notch but it sure is an awesome show! I don't know if you can tell from these files, but there was unbelievable energy! A lot of the songs don't have an ending... they were so pumped that they went from song to song! The solos are sweet and other than some less than perfect sound quality, the show is awesome.
Subject: Dave Marsh doesn't count
Great Black Peter with shredding cresendo. Superior Around and Around, Sat Night way up there too.
I do not take Dave Marsh seriously when it comes to the Grateful Dead, he is one of their detractors and he just does not matter or carry any authority on the subject.
There are always these nay sayers on the Dead, let them be, too bad for them they didn't get it, Because it was fuckin' unbelievable fun, and then some.
Maybe they knew some amiable dirtbag Deadhead and formed their opinion of the band based on that. Fuck 'em.
Subject: Killer Dupree's
Subject: Really good stuff
surprise this show is!
Subject: grit teeth, adjust sound
Subject: If you love 2/3 and 2/5
Around has much of the energy and a few of the classic bends of the JB Goode from the night before.
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